Holiday Food Festival Held in Pyongyang

Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) — The 13th April Holiday Food Festival was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on April 5 and 6 to commemorate the Day of the Sun, the birthday of President Kim Il Sung.

Presented to the festival were dishes for the April holiday, dishes of individual restaurants, special dishes of each province, folk holiday food and soybean food.

Conspicuous in the festival was the April holiday food show in which dishes were on display, divided into eight sections including staple food, meat dishes, fish dishes, herb and fruit dishes and national sweets.

The dishes exhibited by Okryu, Chongchun, Sinhung and other restaurants in Pyongyang and local areas were highly appreciated for their unique shapes, decorations and national features. Among them were pork-rib dish mixed with sliced apple, West Sea fish soup, salad made with spring strawberry and other fruits, fruit jelly, sour rice-cake decorated with azalea leaves, pickled cucumber mixed with tomato and bellflower root coated with sugar.

Restaurants under the Pyongyang City Public Service Bureau exhibited more than 100 kinds of folk holiday food, serving them to visitors.

Over 50 kinds of soybean food including sour soybean-milk and soybean paste displayed by the Changgwang Public Service Bureau caught the eyes of visitors.

During the festival, there were a cooking and entertainment competition, a holiday food entertainment competition of professional cooks and gold-medal winners under the Korean Cook Association and an exhibition of materials on cookery and entertainment.

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